After a stunning sweep by the surging Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez admitted the team was hit hard:

He went on to express his trust in the team and their determination to be successful:

The Yankees, despite the sweep, sit 1.5 games up on the Blue Jays, but it's unclear how long they will hold the lead.

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At the trade deadline, the Yankees largely stood pat while Toronto picked up a pair of superstars in David Price and Troy Tulowitzki.

Tulowitzki gave them a bat at the shortstop position, but Price gave the Jays an ace that they sorely needed.

A-Rod is in the middle of a comeback season at the age of 40, hitting .275 with 24 homers.